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MSI H87M-G43
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5 TH
Top 28%746 points
Top 28%
Top 2%1,011 points
Top 2%
MSI H87M-G43
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5 TH
Top specs and features

MSI H87M-G43 vs Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5 TH: 46 facts in comparison

1. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1600MHz
ASRock Z270 Taichi: 21233MHz
1866MHz

2. Easy to overclock

Overclocking your system is normally quite a complicated procedure, but some manufacturers provide a button or a program where one click will automatically overclock your computer, giving you increased performance.
MSI H87M-G43
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5 TH
17% have it

3. Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)

When an audio chipset converts a digital audio signal to an analogue one (for example when playing an MP3 on your speakers), a certain amount of noise is added. A higher SNR means that there is less added noise and the audio quality is better.
95dB
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5: 123dB
110dB

4. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
32GB
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 1024GB
32GB

5. PCIe 2.0 x16 slots

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.
1
Asus P9X79-E WS: 7
3

6. Supports RAID 1

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 1 mirrors the data across the drives. This gives you greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.
MSI H87M-G43
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5 TH
78% have it

7. memory slots

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.
4
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 16
4

8. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
MSI H87M-G43
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5 TH
74% have it

9. fan headers

Fan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.
5
Asus Sabertooth X99: 12
7

10. SATA 3 connectors

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.
6
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 12
8

11. height

0mm shorter.
244mm
Asus Tinker Board: 53.3mm
244mm

12. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
MSI H87M-G43
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5 TH
18% have it

13. USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
6
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt: 10
8

14. USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
2
Asus X79 Deluxe: 8
8

15. Supports USB charging boost

This feature allows you to charge your devices (such as smartphones and tablets) faster than a regular USB port. Some implementations also let you charge through the USB port even when the computer is in sleep mode or off.
MSI H87M-G43
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5 TH
58% have it

16. Supports RAID 5

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 5 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another due to the use of parity.
MSI H87M-G43
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5 TH
70% have it

17. USB 3.0 ports

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
2
Asus Z87-Pro: 14
8

18. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 8
2

19. RJ45 ports

RJ-45 ports are used for LAN (Local Area Network) connections. With more ports you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. It also has the added benefit of not losing connection to the network if one fails.
1
Gigabyte GA-6LXSV: 5
1

20. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
MSI H87M-G43
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5 TH
18% have it

21. DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
1
Asus Z97-Deluxe/USB 3.1: 2
0

22. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
MSI H87M-G43
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5 TH
9% have it

23. USB 2.0 ports

More USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 2.0.
4
Asus Sabertooth 990FX: 10
0

24. Supports ECC memory

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.
MSI H87M-G43
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5 TH
12% have it

25. Has S/PDIF Out port

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
MSI H87M-G43
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5 TH
65% have it

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